Search for Cold Case Gunman Continues

December 16, 2011 Updated Dec 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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December 16, 2011 Updated Dec 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW) An elderly man is gunned down in broad daylight in front of his West side home. The six month old cold case continues to plague the Buffalo Police Department. After nearly half a year and still no arrests, police are now looking to the public, asking them to help solve the case.

On May 28th, 2011, gunshots rang out in front of the Maryner homes complex on Maryland and Efner streets. 82-year-old Ansumane Kanneh is struck and killed by a single stray bullet.

"He was an innocent victim, fixing his grand child's bike. Any help, we need any help we can get," Buffalo Police Detective James Lema said Friday.

After a six month investigation, police have made no arrests, and are looking to the public for help.

"We've exhausted a lot of our leads at this point. And we're looking for some new witnesses that may have seen something or heard something," BPD Detective Salvatore Valvo said.

Ralph Jones of the Stop the Violence Coalition is among community activists that want to see this case solved for good.

"We need the information. Information is the key. It helps stop, it helps resolve, it helps end. It helps the people know that we are sticking together, that we will not tolerate it any further," Jones said.

Police are asking anyone with any information to call the Buffalo Police Confidential tip line at 847-2255, or anonymously call Crimestoppers at 856-5600.

"We want to see closure for the families. And we want to see justice for the community. And also want to help the individual who is out there at large because he also needs help too," Jones said.